Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S Basaltex Multiaxial Squash Racket
Price: $157.37 / 124.99 GBP
The Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S Basaltex Multiaxial racket is an outstanding piece of gear that could completely transform the way you play. Typically retailing for around $195 / 155 GBP, you can typically find this high quality racket for the prices indicated above.
This Tecnifibre is used by Mohamed El Shorbagy himself. If this racket is good enough for the world’s number 1 ranked squash player, it’s good enough for anybody.
With a gorgeous red and black paint job, this racket is not just there to look pretty. This is a serious competition racket suited for the modern touch player. It is fast, powerful, and responsive. The new 125 S model now offers players the option to remove the bumper for an even lighter weight. This requires restringing, but is well worth it if you are really looking to shed even more weight.
Constructed out of Graphite & Basaltex Multiaxial, this racket is lightweight and features a head balance as well as a string pattern that is optimal for power plays.
- Weight: 125 +/- 5g / 4.40 oz
- Balance: 350 +/- 5mm
- Head: 500 cm sq. – 77 in sq.
- String Pattern: 14 x 18
- Grip: Squash Dry Grip
- Construction: Graphite & Basaltex Multiaxial
- Feature: Removable Bumper
Head Graphene XT Xenon 120 Slimbody Squash Racket
Price: $135.96 / 107.99 GBP
The Head Graphene XT Xenon 120 Slimbody is a lightweight competition racket that typically retails for around $169.96 / 134.99 GBP but you may be able to find it for a little less online. This Head Graphene XT Xenon 120 Slimbody will never leave your hand if you value accuracy during gameplay above all else.
What makes this racket different from others is the thin beam, which makes it extremely aerodynamic for superior retrieval of balls that are close to the wall. With Head’s new AFP (Adaptive Fan Pattern) technology, you can choose between straight string pattern to maximize power or the special fan pattern to optimize your control over the ball.
As stated in the racket’s name, this Head racket also includes Graphene XT technology which will ensure that the weight of the racket is where you need it for control and speed optimization.
- Weight: 120g (frame)
- Head Size: 475 cm sq.
- Balance: Even
- Length: 685 mm
- Beam: 16 mm
- Grip Size: 3 7/8
- String Pattern(s): 14/17 + 18/17
- Graphene XT Technology
- AFP (Adaptive Fan Pattern) Technology for String Pattern Variation
Prince Pro Rebel 950 Squash Racket (2016 Model)
Price: $151.11 / 119.99 GBP
Retailing for around $215 or 170 GBP, the 2016 Prince Pro Rebel 950 is an excellent racket that is a part of the Pro Rebel series, which has been a favorite among competition squash players for quite some time.
Favored by Nicol David, the Pro Rebel 950 features EXO 3 technology, which means the strings are able to respond better to impacts, even at the outer edge of the racket. This allows for more power on off-center shots and a much larger sweet spot.
The frame is the same lightweight frame that pro players have enjoyed via the Pro Rebel line, and this frame offers powerful hits, a great feel, and accuracy.
- Head: 464 cm sq. / 72 in sq.
- Weight: 135g / 4.76 oz (frame)
- Balance Point: 37.5 cm / 14.7 in (unstrung)
- Length: 68.6 cm / 27 in
- String Pattern: 16 x 16
- EXO 3 Technology
Black Knight Ion Cannon PS Castagnet Squash Racket
Price: $150.98 / 119.99 GBP
Retail price for the Black Knight Ion Cannon PS Castagnet hangs around $189.99 / 150.99 GBP, but you can get a pretty good deal online if you shop around.
This squash racket is a special one – it is not as light as a 120 (it’s 135g and head heavy), but as every player prefers different racket types, weights, and balances, this racket is every bit as pro as any other competition racket.
In fact, the Black Knight Ion Cannon PS Castagnet was used and named for the 2016 Canary Wharf Classic and French National Champion Mathieu Castagnet.
This incredible racket was made to his specific specifications and is heavier in the head and more flexible than the predecessor of the Ion Cannon PS. This racket comes pre-strung with Mathieu Castagnet’s string of choice: Ashaway’s newest string called the Supernick ZX.
- Power Surge
- Weight: 135g
- Head Heavy
- Thermal Core
- Strings: Supernick ZX by Ashaway
- NCT Nano Crystaline Technology
- Flex: Mid/Stiff Flex
- XMG Extreme Modulus Graphite Construction
Dunlop Precision Ultimate Squash Racket
Price: $125.26 / 99.49 GBP
Retail: $188.84 / 149.99 GBP
While this is the least expensive racket on this list, the Dunlop Precision Ultimate squash racket is an impressive Premium Graphite racket with a list of features that make this the perfect choice for players who want more aerodynamics, less friction, less shock upon impact, and premium materials.
This Dunlop has a large, 500 sq cm head with a head light balance and frame weight of 132g. With technology that reduces shock upon impact, offer greater control of the ball, smooths airflow and reduces draw, and more, this Dunlop is a must-have on your squash racket list.
- Head: 500 sq. cm
- Weight: 132g (frame)
- Balance: Head Light
- String Pattern: 16 x 19
- String tension: 20 to 30 lbs / 9 to 14 kgs
- Construction: Premium Graphite
- BioFibre: 18% reduced shock
- CXGrommets: (pocketed grommets for aerodynamics and increased head speed)
- AeroSkin CX: Ultra Fast Skin Texture – mimics sharkskin which smooths airflow – reduces drag by up to 35%!
- GlidePolymer: Reduces Friction. Unique polymer features MOS2 mineral that reduces friction interaction between grommet and string by up to 27%. GlidePolymer also reinforces polymer matrix and increases durability and grommet life by up to 40%.